Chicago Erbs Palsy Injury Attorney
Erb's Palsy is a condition that affects the upper limbs or brachial plexus of a newborn and may last through childhood and beyond, causing reduced sensation, impaired control or paralysis. As experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers we have handled many cases involving birth injuries.
The brachial plexus is where the neck joins the shoulder. Found in this area is a bundle or large network of nerves running from the spinal cord to the arms and shoulders. The nerves provide for movement and sensation to the arm, hand and fingers.
Brachial plexus injuries usually occur during the birth process when one or both of the infant's shoulders are lodged behind the mother's pelvic bone during birth. This is called shoulder dystocia.
In most cases involving shoulder dystocia, medical malpractice occurs because the doctor delivering the child did not manage the condition properly. Shoulder dystocia is typically caused by a ob/gyn doctor uses improper maneuvers or techniques during delivery. During the delivery, the doctor can use improper pressure on the abdomen, known as fundal pressure. Other manuevers which can cause shoulder dystocia are the improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors and putting excessive force on the head or neck during delivery.
Because the nature of the palsy occurs in such a high-functioning part of the body, it is not unusual for the parents of a child with Erb's Palsy to face exorbitant medical costs for rehabilitation, therapy and other interventions. That is why it's essential that you seek proper damages for the medical error that has occurred.
Erbs Palsy is frequently foreseeable and preventable. Erbs Palsy can cause paralysis or loss of feeling in the arm, hand, and or shoulder. Erb's palsy can cause lifetime disability. If your child has been a victim of Erbs Palsy or any other types of birth injuries and you believe medical error may have caused the condition, it is important that you protect your family's rights.
A birth injury is devastating to both the child and the family. If you feel that your baby has suffered a birth injury due to negligence or preventable mistakes made by hospital staff, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. A child with a birth injury may require long-term medical treatment, his or her disabilities may be permanent, and the cost of medical care and rehabilitation can be expensive.
At Nemeroff Law Offices our experienced Chicago birth injury attorneys will discuss your situation, and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
We offer a free consultation to evaluate your legal case. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. It is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
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